Program

The Child Care provided at the building is open from 7:00am to 5:30 pm, Monday-Friday. A full day is five to nine hours per day. Additional hours may be requested and charged an hourly rate for any portion of an hour.

Children may be combined in classrooms during the early morning or late afternoon hours if needed to accommodate staff to child ration standards from the State of Michigan Department of Human Services.

Preschool program hours are scheduled yearly according to the elementary start and end times and may be obtained from the Early Childhood Office.

School Age Child Care (Latchkey) programs are in operation from 7:00 a.m. until the start of the school day and from the end of the school day until 5:30 p.m. Students may attend the AM and/or PM sessions, with a regularly scheduled session fee. Individual children’s schedules are established by use of a schedule confirmation form submitted by the parent/guardian. Summer programming will have a separate calendar, registration and is not guaranteed. Parents are required to abide by their child’s scheduled hours of attendance.

Some additional days of care will be offered to families when the elementary schools are not in session, but the center must meet a minimum enrollment in order to run programming. These days are not included in the regular family tuition rates and will be an additional cost to the parent.

Toddler Daily Schedule

7:00-8:00 Breakfast/Quiet Activities: Puzzles, Coloring.
8:00-8:30 Centers: Children Play with blocks, manipulative and other activities in various centers.
8:30-9:30 Morning Drills/Circle Time: Wall charts which review Shapes, Colors, Numbers, Alphabets, Singing, Finger Play, Language Skills.
9:30-10:30 Group Activity: Participate in sensory, art, or activity utilizing our small muscles.
10:30-11:00 Snack Time: A nutritious snack is served.
11:00-11:30 Outside Play/Free Play: Children focus on large muscle and social skills.
11:30-11:45 Clean Up/Bathroom Time: Children are encouraged to clean up materials they have used. While accompanied by a teacher, children practice using the lavatory, wash their hands, get their diapers changed and prepare for lunch.
12:00-12:30 Lunch: Lunch is served family style in small groups, practicing good table manors.
12:30-12:45 Clean Up Time: Children are encouraged to clean up their eating areas.
12:45-1:05 Music/Movement: Children gain practice in large motor skills through movement activities to a variety of music.
1:05-1:20 Story Time: Children sit attentively as a story is being read and discussed.
1:20-1:30 Bathroom Time: While accompanied by a teacher, children practice using the lavatory, and wash their hands. While others get their diapers changed.
1:30-3:00 Nap Time: Children rest on their cots.
3:00-3:15 Wake Up/Clean Up: Children are encouraged to clean up their sleeping areas.
3:15-3:35 Snack Time: A nutritious snack is served
3:35-4:00 Project Time: An activity of creative art, or science is emphasized. 4:00 Outside Play/ Free Play: Children focus on large muscle and social skills until parent arrives.

Pre-School Daily Schedule

7:00-8:00 Breakfast/Quiet Activities: Puzzles, Coloring
8:00-8:30 Table Tops: Children Play with blocks, and manipulative
8:30-9:30 Morning Drills/Circle Time: Wall charts which review Shapes, Colors, Numbers, Alphabets, Singing, Finger Play, Language Skills
9:30-10:30 Group Activity: Participate in teacher directed Writing, Reading, Math, Problem Solving, and Deductive Reasoning.
10:30-11:00 Snack Time: A nutritious snack is served
11:00-11:30 Outside Play/Free Play: Children focus on large muscle and social skills.
11:30-11:45 Clean Up/Bathroom Time: Children are encouraged to clean up materials they have used. While accompanied by a teacher, children use the lavatory, wash their hands and prepare for lunch.
12:00-12:30 Lunch: Lunch is served family style in small groups, practicing good table manors.
12:30-12:45 Clean Up Time: Children are encouraged to clean up their eating areas.
12:45-1:05 Music/Movement: Children gain practice in large motor skills through movement activities to a variety of music.
1:05-1:20 Story Time: Children sit attentively as a story is being read and discussed.
1:20-1:30 Bathroom Time: While accompanied by a teacher, children use the lavatory, and wash their hands.
1:30-3:00 Nap Time: Children rest on their cots.
3:00-3:15 Wake Up/Clean Up: Children are encouraged to clean up their sleeping areas.
3:15-3:35 Snack Time: A nutritious snack is served
3:35-4:00 Project Time: An activity of creative art, or science is emphasized.
4:00 Outside Play/ Free Play: Children focus on large muscle and social skills until parent arrives.

*Nap times will occur for each class at the same time. This is a major requirement for good health.

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